How to filter water at home

For many of us, filtered water just tastes better. It also gives us peace of mind as we know that when we drink filtered water, we’re ingesting less chemicals, contaminants and other unwanted particles. But you don’t need to spend a fortune on buying bottled water—here’s a few ways to filter drinking water at home.

Try a built in or an on tap water filter

Simply replace your existing tap with a new tap that has an in-built filtration system (pictured above).

If you’re unable or unwilling to replace your tap, you can use an on-tap filter instead. This connects directly to your existing kitchen tap, so no plumbing is required.

If you go with one of these options, keep in mind that you might need to replace the filter once every few months—read the product packaging for more information.

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Under sink water filter

For the purest drinking water you can get at home, under-sink filters are highly recommended.

Many under-sink filters use a process called reverse osmosis, which is the same filtration system used by many reputable bottled water providers. It produces the purest water quality by removing up to 99 per cent of chemicals, contaminants and particles.

Some under-sink water filters can be installed easily while others might require the assistance of a plumbermake sure you check before you buy.

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Water filter jug

If you want to keep things simple, you can get a water filter jug.

An advantage of having a water filter jug is that it can easily be stored in the fridge so you’ll have cold filtered water ready to go.

One consideration is that the jugs can only hold so much, so you’ll need a few of them if you want to have lots of cold filtered water readily available at any time—like when you have visitors.

Like the tap water filters, the filter inside the jug might need to be replaced every few months.

Get filtered water today

Check out the full water filtration range available at your local Bunnings.

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